Mainz (AP) – Danish attacker Marcus Ingvartsson has also switched to 1. FSV Mainz 05 to become a regular in the national team as a raider for the Bundesliga club. “As a striker I have the biggest opportunity for growth,” said the professional, who is on loan from 1. FC Union Berlin on Wednesday. “My big goal is next year’s World Cup in Qatar.”
In Berlin he played in midfield and thus had little chance of being nominated by national coach Kasper Hjölmund. “He sees me as a striker too,” said the 25-year-old, who played his first and only match for the national team in March. Ingvartsen was recently called up for World Cup qualifiers against Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Israel, but was not used.
Ingvartsen hopes to establish himself quickly in Mainz 05. When he came on as a substitute in last weekend’s game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, he scored after 78 seconds to make it 2-0. “It was a great start,” he said. “My goal is to get into the starting line-up in Mainz as soon as possible.” Fourth place in the Bundesliga will play against SC Freiburg on Saturday.
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